Zoom: In-Meeting Chat

The in-meeting chat allows you to send chat messages to other users within a meeting. You can send a private message to an individual user, or you can send a message to an entire group. As the host, you can choose who the participants can chat with or disable chat entirely.

This Guide Will Help You to:
 Automatically save your chat transcript to the cloud when you cloud record:

To automatically save your chat transcript to the cloud when you cloud record:

  1. Sign in to Zoom.us and click Settings.

  2. Click the Recording tab.

  3. Under cloud recording, check the option for Save chat messages from the meeting / webinar.

Screenshot of Zoom Settings page

Access the chat transcript on the cloud. (Note: hosts will have to wait after the meeting when the recording is done processing).
  1. Sign in to Zoom.us and click Recordings.

  2. Click the meeting topic. This will show all files of the meeting. Hosts can download, share or delete the TXT file called Chat.

Screenshot of recording options tab in Zoom

Manually save your chat transcript locally to your computer:

  1. During the meeting, click Chat; this will expand the chat panel. 

  2. At the bottom of the chat window, click “...”, then select “Save” chat. 

Screenshot of Zoom chat box

Screenshot of Chat Participant settings in Zoom

Access the chat transcript locally on your computer:
  1. The default location is your Documents folder / Zoom folder / Subfolder named with the following Date, Time, Topic, Meeting ID.

              Screenshot of saved Zoom files

Seek Further Assistance

For additional assistance please contact, ITRC at (208) 282 5880 or itrc@isu.edu

For more information please visit, Zoom Help Center:

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